Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

1956 Plymouth Plainsman



A Chrysler concept car with Ghia coachwork.  It had a rear facing third and a leather interior that included door panels and seat inserts of unborn calf hide.  Read more about it here on Jalopy Journal.  A short video is here.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

E.J. Potter and the Widowmaker


In 1973 E.J. Potter's Widowmaker7 was declared the fastest motorcycle in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.  Always seeking to go faster he found that after removing the homemade clutch assembly his 1/4 mile runs immediately jumped from 115 mph to 136 mph.  To launch without a clutch he would place the bike on a stand that allowed the rear wheel to spin freely.  After firing up the 350 Chevy that produced more than 500 bhp he would push the bike off of the stand when the rpms reached 7500- and hang on.

Read more about Potter and his Widowmakers at silodrome.com

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Just for the fun of it...


"Long Black Veil" is a 1959 country ballad, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin.  It was orginally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Waiting for the wife

                                 vectorimage

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vacuum induced collapse


Improper venting can lead to implosion because of the vacuum created inside the tank.  A video of a controlled tank implosion is here.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ship Rock


1500' tall Ship Rock, New Mexico

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017